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The Department of Art and Art History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, beginning August, 2017 for Printmaking. The Department seeks candidates with an accomplished studio practice that complements the department’s commitment to a broad use and interpretation of contemporary printmaking and related disciplines. Candidates will teach all levels of printmaking and should demonstrate knowledge of how print intersects with other visual arts disciplines, such as painting, drawing, photography, and/or installation. Familiarity with digital technologies is critical.
The ideal candidate is capable of teaching across the present curriculum, contributing to its development, and is well versed in contemporary theoretical and critical issues within contemporary art. Teaching responsibilities will be Printmaking (monotypes and monoprints, relief including woodcut, intaglio, drypoint, carborundum, collagraphy, silkscreen, photo transfer) and related courses that could include 2-D, Drawing, Photography and Bookmaking. The candidate should also have knowledge of current studio practices in the visual arts, including historical and contemporary concepts, criticism, techniques and current trends in community engagement.
The successful candidate will be required to teach classes, maintain an active professional practice, and contribute to service in both the Art Department and the College. The successful candidate will have an MFA degree or equivalent experience, three years of college-level teaching experience that includes printmaking classes (beyond graduate TA), an active professional and exhibition record, and strong communication skills. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level with a desire to work in a liberal arts environment that promotes interdisciplinary teaching and working collaboratively.
The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practice in the field. Further information about the department can be found at http://art.tcnj.edu
• Promote excellence in teaching, creativity, and research in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Education and Visual Art Program, which consists of undergraduate specializations in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Lens-Based Arts.
• Maintain an active professional practice.
• Contribute to the development and leadership of the department, departmental reviews, and provide service to the department and college including mentoring and advising students.
• Build collaborative relationships while being flexible and able to work in a team environment with the potential to develop new connections between printmaking and other media/disciplines
1. MFA or equivalent experience in Visual Arts from an accredited institution completed by the date of appointment.
2. Proven record as an excellent teacher with a minimum of three years of college-level teaching beyond graduate school required.
3. Proficiency in a range of traditional and contemporary materials and techniques and knowledge of the history and theory of printmaking and of contemporary visual art is essential.
4. Expertise in graphic software and digital printing technology relevant to contemporary art practice; knowledge of Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite.
5. Active professional practice and exhibition record commensurate with a highly competitive comprehensive college.
6. Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills and demonstrated ability in curriculum development.
The Department of Art & Art History and The College of New Jersey The Department of Art & Art History is committed to providing programs of study that develop a high level of conceptual and technical ability and an understanding of digital media and fine arts methods. The College offers resources beyond the studio for a broader education in the art and a balance between a demanding course of professional studio study and a comprehensive liberal arts education. TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. The College emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs.
The College’s seven schools offer degrees to nearly 7,000 students. With a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, TCNJ seeks to enroll approximately 1,375 entering, full-time freshmen each fall, 95 percent of whom live on campus. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
• Please submit a letter of intent (explaining how you meet the qualifications and responsibilities), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, 20 examples of your own creative work, 20 examples of your students’ work, and the names and contact information of 5 references. Only complete, electronic submissions through Slideroom will be considered. Please do not send additional materials (syllabi, publications, teaching evaluations, etc.) unless requested.
•We accept applications through SlideRoom Applicants should apply online to Slideroom, at https://tcnj.slideroom.com/#/login/program/34282/k0pgRcclEf
Please direct further inquiries to Printmaking Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org • Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.